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11-20-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By mstateglfr

Finding same sized cyclists with the same bike...

Finding same sized cyclists with the same bike may prove tough since both height and bike frame arent extremely common.

Anyways, whichever fits best is the frame size you should have. Color be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,036
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so accepting what you just posted, how does...

Ok, so accepting what you just posted, how does that apply to the current line of Viathon bikes? And is that application a negative one or positive?
The bikes sure seem well spec'd and are priced...
11-19-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By mstateglfr

good lord this is getting old. ...

good lord this is getting old.




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11-19-19, 09:37 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By mstateglfr

Meh, my knee can hit the bag when I stand to...

Meh, my knee can hit the bag when I stand to climb on my gravel bike, but it's quite easy to avoid.

I would guess that trendy short stems on some gravel bikes could make for tough fit
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By mstateglfr

https://moosetreksbikepacking.com/product/moosetre...

https://moosetreksbikepacking.com/product/moosetreks-bike-handlebar-stem-bag/

Less than half the cost. Versatile attaching platform along the bag, quality material, and mech elastic storage on...
11-18-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow that was a lot to take in.

Wow that was a lot to take in.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,036
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm skeptical of believing you fully understand...

I'm skeptical of believing you fully understand the background/situation of Viathon as a company.

If you did, you wouldnt have posted...well you wouldnt have posted much of anything that you have...
11-17-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 59
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone ridden in the Mississippi Gravel Cup events?

Cant say I've seen any MS folk on here, or really anyone from AL/AR either, but wanted to check to see if lurkers have ridden any of the Cup events.

Thinking about entering the Ackerman...
11-17-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By mstateglfr

I have some black bibs plus and love em. I...

I have some black bibs plus and love em.
I bought them because they are an affordable bib that comes in a long/tall size.

The pad is thicker than the pad on the LG shorts/bibs I'm used to,...
11-17-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By mstateglfr

How about pics of the bridgestone T700? Are...

How about pics of the bridgestone T700?
Are these pictures of the bikes and parts you are going to sell?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 06:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes there was 9 speed tiagra. Its what Tiagra...

Yes there was 9 speed tiagra. Its what Tiagra was originally.
4400 and 4500 were both 9 speed Tiagra models.
11-15-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,922
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes. It's an interesting setup- it's really just...

Yes. It's an interesting setup- it's really just interesting that it varies from region to region. Tradition is strong. So are consumer safety standards.
11-15-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,762
Posted By mstateglfr

Exactly- a newspaper is framing the narrative and...

Exactly- a newspaper is framing the narrative and it has a financial stake in that narrative being believed. That simply isnt good journalism.

More info on IR and RAGBRAI came out today-...
11-15-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,762
Posted By mstateglfr

I would question if sourcing information from the...

I would question if sourcing information from the organization that has a stake in reporting the story in a specific way is the most accurate way to get information.

Having now heard a good bit...
11-15-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By mstateglfr

Seriously. I had to pay a $56.60 import...

Seriously.

I had to pay a $56.60 import duty/tax on a bike frame I bought from England a few months ago that cost $1200.

Why would a $400 wheelset have a $125 import tax?
I almost bought a...
11-15-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 688,170
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a completely unanswerable question. The...

It's a completely unanswerable question.

The answer depends on each individual frame and the history from how it was originally fabricated to how it has been handled thru the years.

Something...
11-15-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By mstateglfr

I use LG Super Prestige 2 gloves when its 35-50...

I use LG Super Prestige 2 gloves when its 35-50 degrees.
There is a hidden fabric to make them lobster style for a bit more warmth and coverage.
I like the dexterity and warmth combo.

If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, not sure. I agree comfort is king is an...

Yeah, not sure. I agree comfort is king is an often repeated mantra on here. But it's how I choose tires offline too.

I am typically the tallest and heaviest rider in any given group, so I cant...
11-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By mstateglfr

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11-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,922
Posted By mstateglfr

Im a lefty. I havent once, before now, even...

Im a lefty.

I havent once, before now, even thought about shifting the rear with my right hand as being bad/less than ideal. And now that Ive thought about it, I dont find it less than ideal.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah if you report a weight different from your...

Yeah if you report a weight different from your own, the results will be skewed.

On a directly related note, I could climb hills in real life faster than now if I weighed less.
11-14-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,289
Posted By mstateglfr

Definitely on the large side of things for that...

Definitely on the large side of things for that style chainstay. No S bend, round tubing instead of oval, and no crimps all means tight fit for sure with something larger than 35mm if the chainstay...
11-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,034
Posted By mstateglfr

banned folk go here. ...

banned folk go here.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By mstateglfr

haha, touche there. ...though I do at times...

haha, touche there.

...though I do at times see saving 100 grams and lower rolling resistance being chased on this forum for more cost than $70.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont disagree that a 25 at 100 would be firm...

I dont disagree that a 25 at 100 would be firm for many. It also wouldnt be too firm for some, since weight is the factor here and many cyclists in the US weigh more than the average woman.
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By mstateglfr

I havent. Ive thought about it since I almost...

I havent. Ive thought about it since I almost never flat so in theory there is little risk, but no I havent tried them. Suggested it since you early adopt.
11-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,420
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks for the suggestion- I ended up buying one...

Thanks for the suggestion- I ended up buying one to try it out. Might turn into a couple more come next spring too.
11-14-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By mstateglfr

A guy I ride with has 2 of those. The spiderman...

A guy I ride with has 2 of those. The spiderman and a tuxedo(though different tux from whats shown). It isnt for me, but eh whatever.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By mstateglfr

Everything ive read(up to cypress' comment) is...

Everything ive read(up to cypress' comment) is that the 5k tires measure out relatively true on rims that are 23ish external(so 17-18ish internal). This is different from the 4k tires that are...
11-14-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,294
Posted By mstateglfr

An example that sort of highlights my first point...

An example that sort of highlights my first point and sort of doesnt- a modern Shimano 5800 crankset search. Type in 'Shimano 5800 crankset' and choose 'used'. 3 items show up. 3. Really? Only 3...
11-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By mstateglfr

This might be the first time Ive read an entire...

This might be the first time Ive read an entire group is being chosen based on a rear hub. Unique place to start.
11-13-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont remember him being ripped on for Di2 or...

I dont remember him being ripped on for Di2 or the RDO. His RDO build thread was heavily followed- where the RDO and Di2 are featured the entire time.
Yes, he was ripped on for liking...
11-13-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, timmy was run off. Or he chose to take his...

Yeah, timmy was run off. Or he chose to take his ball and go home.
6 of one, half dozen of the other.
Just a matter of perspective.
11-13-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By mstateglfr

You can certainly use a 50/34 on gravel and many...

You can certainly use a 50/34 on gravel and many do just that. It isn't inappropriate, just want to make sure that's understood. It's simply not ideal/necessary for many(most?) amateur cyclists.
...
11-13-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you message me about one of my Nitto quill...

Did you message me about one of my Nitto quill stems a month or two ago? Someone did, I cant remember or find who, and its annoying me. Either way, I have one available.

Nitto DynamicII thats...
11-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,294
Posted By mstateglfr

Have I forgotten how to search eBay?

It sure seems like I have, because I see way less of what I am searching for these days. This applies to current and older components.

The place is littered with new product from businesses and...
11-13-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By mstateglfr

Of what you list, I would say Cannondale...

Of what you list, I would say Cannondale Topstone. The drivetrain is quality and good for what you need. The sub-compact crank gearing will give you plenty of range to go fast and also climb. This...
11-13-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By mstateglfr

Someone I ride with has probably half his kit...

Someone I ride with has probably half his kit from nuckily. Its lasted many years(4 or 5 at least) and he has never complained that it hurts(seams rubbing, chafing on the pad, etc). It fits him...
11-13-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks! They have a 27.5 too. Ill have to look...

Thanks! They have a 27.5 too.
Ill have to look at the rake and A-C measurements compared to the fork on my MTB to see if it would be a good swap. For the singletrack I ride, I dont need a super...
11-12-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By mstateglfr

I strive to do my best at anything I do, whether...

I strive to do my best at anything I do, whether it be ingenious or disingenuous.

Walk into a shop and say- 'what do you recommend for a wheelset?'
What will be one of the first questions, if not...
11-12-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By mstateglfr

The brazed on cable guides attached to the lower...

The brazed on cable guides attached to the lower head tube lug are neat.
Uncommon. Cool touch.
11-12-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By mstateglfr

What is the fork?

What is the fork?
11-12-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, it could be read as being impolite. Or it...

Yeah, it could be read as being impolite. Or it could clearly explain why I dont want the OP's time to be wasted.
All a matter or perspective and with what silent inflection words are read.
11-12-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

In terms of paint, the splatter frame from MMFG...

In terms of paint, the splatter frame from MMFG and galaxy frame from Dark Moon are fantastic. No idea if the frames are well made or total junk- didnt get past the superficial.
11-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,420
Posted By mstateglfr

The Avio is on probikekit now for $188 before the...

The Avio is on probikekit now for $188 before the cost of installation kit.

Question for you since you have home installed it- could it be temporarily installed on a crank using something like...
11-12-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By mstateglfr

Asking for wheel or even tire recommendations...

Asking for wheel or even tire recommendations without listing a range you are looking to spend is a waste of everyone's time.

Getting a bunch of $200-400 wheel suggestions when you want...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By mstateglfr

Consider Fairlight. I have a Secan gravel frame...

Consider Fairlight. I have a Secan gravel frame and the quality is top notch. It is a steel frame with carbon fork though, so not aluminum.
Geometry(HTA, STA, and trail) is definitely road...
11-12-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By mstateglfr

Google maps shows shops. Or is this one of those...

Google maps shows shops. Or is this one of those issues where government internet filtering censors results for you since you are in the country?
Anyways- internet search for them.
...
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